Goodreads Voice: Brazil

By Goodreads Staff | Published May 02, 2010 05:09PM


São Paulo, Brazil:
23° 33' S
46° 38' W
Anonymous Celebrity
By Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
Translated by Nelson Vieira

Novelist Brandão wades into the shallow pool of celebrity in this recently translated satire about a stand-in for a Brazilian soap actor. Our nameless protagonist is determined to achieve fame by any means necessary, so he plots to kill the star and seamlessly take his place. As Brandão's delusional antihero narrates (unreliably) the dos and don'ts of fame, the reader must unravel truth and fiction. Mayra says, "A self-absorbed, fragmented, and obsessed-with-celebrity man slowly reveals his insanity. Humorous, vulgur prose (tongue-in-cheek) that entertains despite its dark message." View book »





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